Baton Rouge: The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) announced the following Thursday schedule for Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (DSNAP) sites:
| Parish || Location(s) || Time Open || Applicants should go on the day indicated below based on the first letter of their last name |
| Orleans Parish || University of New Orleans, 6801 Franklin Ave., New Orleans || 8:00 am-10:00 pm || |
Thursday, September 13 – N through Z
Friday September 14 – A through M
Saturday September 15 – N through Z
| Jefferson Parish || Alario Center, 2000 Segnette Blvd., Westwego || 8:00 am-10:00 pm |
| Grand Isle Multiplex, 3101 Hwy 1, Grand Isle || 8:00 am-6:00 pm |
| Lafourche Parish || Lafourche Parish Library, 16241 East Main, Cutoff || 8:00 am-6:00 pm || Thursday, September 13 – All applicants unable to make scheduled day |
| Plaquemines || Exceleration Church, 202 Woodland Hwy., Belle Chasse || 8:00 am-6:00 pm || Thursday, September 13 – All applicants unable to make scheduled day |
Friday September 14 – All applicants unable to make scheduled day
| St. John || New Wine Christian Church, 1929 W. Airline Hwy., LaPlace |
| Assumption || Community Worship Center -- Applicants should park at Lucky Hit Shopping Center, 260 Hwy 70 Spur in Plattenville to be shuttled to DSNAP site. || 8:00 am-6:00 pm || Thursday, Sept 13 - M through R |
Friday, Sept 14 - All applicants unable to make scheduled day
Saturday, Sept 15 - All applicants unable to make scheduled day
| St. Charles || Mount Airy Baptist Church: Shuttle Service will transport applicants from parking area on LA 18 at Hwy 310 under the Luling Bridge to the DSNAP site at Mount Airy Baptist Church in Boutte |
| St. Helena || Greensburg Fire Station: Applicants should park at Forest Festival Park on 3rd Street between Hwy 38 and Hwy 43 in Greensburg to be shuttled to the DSNAP site. |
| St. James || St. James Reception Hall, 2455 Hwy 18, Vacherie |
| Tangipahoa || Harvest Church, 43052 Yokum Rd., Hammond |
| Amite Fire Hall: Shuttle Service will transport applicants from the Florida Parish Arena, 1301 NW Central Ave, Amite to DSNAP site. |
| Terrebonne || Bayou Black, 3688 Southdown Mandalay Road, Houma |
East Houma Bingo Hall, 425 Grand Caillou Road, Houma
| Washington || American Legion Post 24, 63613 Lakeview Rd., Bogalusa |
Old Franklinton Elementary School, 902 Cleveland St., Franklinton
The application period for DSNAP benefits in St. Bernard and St. Tammany parishes has concluded and sites in those parishes are now closed. Residents in St. Bernard and St. Tammany are no longer eligible to apply for DSNAP benefits.
To help expedite the application process, individuals can pre-apply for Hurricane Isaac DSNAP either online at www.dcfs.la.gov/preapply or www.getagameplan.org or by calling 1-888-LAHELP-U (888-524-3578) 24 hours a day. When applying by phone, callers should select the appropriate language and then select options 3 and 3.
DSNAP is an income eligibility based program to assist eligible households who do not receive regular SNAP benefits and who need help buying groceries due to lost income or damages following a disaster. Eligibility is determined by federal guidelines and is based on an individual's known or expected income, resources (such as cash on hand, saving and checking account balances) and unreimbursed disaster expenses during the disaster period of August 26 and September 24. For more information on income guidelines visit www.dcfs.la.gov or call 211.
Individuals who already have received DSNAP cannot reapply. Attempts to defraud the DSNAP program will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Applicants who knowingly provide inaccurate or incomplete information as part of a DSNAP application could face criminal prosecution and disqualification of benefits. DCFS will investigate suspected fraud and aggressively pursue recoupment and possibly prosecution.